Range of distribution of Melilotus hirsutus Lipsky (Hairy melilot).

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The expert-botanist - T.N.Smekalova,
the GIS expert - G.V.Talovina.

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1:20 000 000.

Accuracy of the map:

The map is based on data of a 1:10 000 000 scale map, specified according to herbarium materials.


"Albers Equal-Area Conic Projection for USSR", 9, 1001, 7, 100, 0, 44, 68, 0, 0

Basic contents:

The map is a vector file consisting of a polygon and dots. Point localities of the species are represented by dots, the area of possible species distribution is represented by the polygon.

Accuracy of the qualifier:

Dark dots represent information on the species localities from herbarium specimens, the rest (light) dots represent data from published sources; the polygon is based on generalized information from published sources and herbarium specimens.

Method of the map construction:

Melilotus hirsutus is endemic to the Caucasus. The species range in the former USSR is represented by a polygon taking a small area, including the southwestern part of Ciscaucasia and West Transcaucasia along the Black Sea coast from Anapa to Tsebelda. The southern border of the polygon coincides with the former state border of the USSR; in the northern part of the range the species reaches the southern Krasnodar Territory. The herbarium materials of LE, MW and published maps of the species range (Grossheim, 1952), as well as published data (Galushko, 1980; Bobrov, 1945) were used for the range construction.


Galushko AI. 1980. Flora of the North Caucasus: Handbook. V.2. P.130-131. (In Russian).
Grossheim AA. 1952. Flora of Caucasus. 2nd ed. V.5. P.192-194, map. (In Russian).
Bobrov EG. 1945. Melilot - Melilotus Adans. In: Shishkin BK., ed. Flora URSS. V.11. P.187-188. (In Russian).
Cherepanov SK. 1995. Vascular plants of Russia and adjacent states (the former USSR). St.Petersburg. 990 p. (In Russian).
Herbarium specimens of M.V.Lomonosov Moscow State University [MW], Moscow, Main Botanical Garden [MHA], Moscow, V.L.Komarov Botanical institute [LE], St.Petersburg (all in Russia).

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